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Northwest Family Services is the new host of the 2017 Discover Pink Walk on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. This year marks the 13th year of this local event. We are excited for the opportunity to raise funds to provide early detection screenings and breast cancer treatment services for underserved women in Marion and Polk Counties!

Here's the link to online register:

Individual & Team

(minimum of five adults).

Paper registration can be found here:

Individual & Team


Why Walk?

According the 2015 Community Profile conducted by the Komen Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate, there were 213 new cases of breast cancer in Marion County and 37 deaths. In Polk County, there were 58 new cases of breast cancer and 10 deaths. Our combined service area saw 271 new cases of breast cancer and 47 deaths. Overall, the breast cancer incidence rate in the Komen service area was higher than that observed in the United States as a whole.

In a survey, only 77.9% of Marion County women self-reported mammograms. Polk county women reported 66.3%. This is compared to the Komen service area self-reported mammograms of 75.5%.

Education, awareness and access to mammography are key to the early detection of breast cancer. The Discover Pink Walk creates the necessary funds and community awareness to increase mammography rates.

In addition to health education and breast cancer awareness, this program provides free mammograms to Marion and Polk County women who are underserved. The Discover Pink Walk is one of the primary ways we raise the necessary funds to purchase these life-saving tests. All funds raised will serve residents of Marion and Polk County. A donation of just $75 can buy a mammogram for a local woman in need!

DPW Balloon arch

Here you will find Walk highlights and key information:

Walk Highlights


Individual registration is $15 per person.

Team registration is $12 per person. Teams are a group of five or more adults.

Online registration is available here: Individual & Team

Paper registration can be found here: Individual & Team

Children under $12 may walk free but must register and a parent/guardian must sign a release.

Day of Walk registration is $25 per person at 9 am October 14. T-shirts are not guaranteed to be available on the day of the walk.

Fundraising for Discover Pink Walk

If you would like to seek sponsors to support your walk or would like to do general fundraising for this event even if you are not walking, you will find a Pledge Sheet here: Pledge Sheet.

T-Shirt Sizing and Pricing 

Registration does not include a T-shirt. T-shirts can be ordered for $10 each. The deadline to order T-shirts is September 20, 2017. 

Unisex T-shirts Adult sizes S-3XL. Please note these are UNISEX, pre-shrunk 100% Heavy Cotton but with non-gender-specific sizing.

Kids T-shirts available for purchase $10 each, sizes XS-XL. .

Walk bibs will be available also.

T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from Noon-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Easter Seals

1313 Mill St. SE

Salem OR 97301

Discover Pink Police Car

Discover Pink Walk Schedule

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oregon State Capitol 

9:00 a.m. Late Registration/Bib Pick Up/Vendor Tent Opens

                Pre-Race Warm-Up Exercises for Participants

10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony on the Oregon State Capitol Steps

10:10 a.m. Walk will start on the East side of the Capitol Steps. Survivors Lead the Walk 

11:00 a.m. Costume Contest at the Oregon State Capitol Steps

11:45 a.m. Door Prize Drawing

12:00 p.m. Walk Concludes

Discover Pink Walk pink police car

Parking near the Oregon State Capitol is limited. Carpooling is recomended.

Don’t forget to “Like” the NWFS Facebook page for walk updates.

It requires many generous volunteers and sponsors for any event to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering or event sponsorship, please contact us at

If you would like to fundraise by seeking pledges from your family, friends, and local businesses to support your walk, please use this form: Pledge Sheet.

Please feel free to post flyers, pass on e-mails, and post on your Facebook page to spread the word about the Discover Pink Walk 2017.

2017 DPW Flyer

Here are some breast health facts to share:

-Females are at greatest risk for getting breast cancer.

-Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in deaths.

-About 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history.

-Mammograms are the best and most widely available breast cancer screening tool. They can detect about 85% of all breast cancers.

-More than two million women currently living in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

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Please support our Discover Pink Walk Sponsors:

Discover Pink Sponsors